Speyburn 1968 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
15 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Brown Label
Added on
14 apr 2012 12:35 pm

Average value

€ 350.00

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Whisky reviews for Speyburn 1968 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.40 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Class, hearty, full, everything included, malt, fruit, bitter notes well integrated.
    • Nose
      Marzipan, birch sap, ginger, camphor, vanilla, apple chips, nutmeg, dark honey, nice noticeable malt
    • Taste
      Great honey, fennel, honeydew melon, quince, pear, birch sap, ginger, camphor, nutmeg, sage, peach liqueur, oily leather, beautifully palatable malt, liquorice
    • Finish
      Grapes, honey, liquorice, coffee, subtle oak, red apple, not too bitter, orange peel, long

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  3. SpeyburnClanGermany did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Color: shiny furniture polish, shiny dark copper, mahogany

      Nose: first of all a slightly sour start in the nose. Tannins, leather. Oak, yellowed book, beautiful and old. Somewhat old workshop, some oil in the air, old iron. There is a basket next to the workbench. Forget about overripe and rotten peaches ... Slightly tropical hints of good old sherry.
      Slightly tangy like passion fruit. Heavy and set despite the "only" 15yo. Linseed oil, bitter almonds and brown, caramelizing sugar ... Gun oil, after cleaning, there are remains of the burnt black powder.

      The empty glass ...... wow what a great smell.
      Nobody wants this glass to be empty, but then, as a kind of consolation, this scent again ..... Sherry, wood and hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      gentle acidity. Leather, nutmeg, sherry, old paper - in the background it has darker tones, lovage, Sanostol. The full oak load. Amazing after only 15yo. Blind the oak could easily pass as 35+. Pepper and herbs. Overall soft as butter.

      A really nice old board. Not too overloaded with sherry, but still clear enough to have all the benefits of an old sherry bomb ready.
    • Finish
      Rather long.

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Speyburn has a very hot nose. He also looks significantly older than 15 years. It was an honor for me to try something from 1968.
    • Nose
      Very dark amber tone

      First, welcome a leather, brown sugar and dried fruit. Olive oil comes after. Then we start with figs, marzipan, nectarines, cherries, milk chocolate and a nice smell of warm chestnuts. Grapes are noticeable. Has just something of brandy for me. Then it gets drier. Old oak cabinet and matching sour oak notes.

      If you smell directly on the empty glass, you can smell Nutella, hazelnuts, cherries and leather, before the scent passes at some point with furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Very spicy start with neat ginger. It follows bitter oak. Has something old, dusty in the taste. Dry soil and other mineral notes come through. Herbs follow. Some lovage and dry tobacco. He just tastes old. Fermented berries, raisins and dark cherries. This delicate taste of olive oil sits right behind it.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Espresso, dark chocolate, herbs and again the ginger. In the end, if you think that's it, an oil film forms and sticks in your mouth.


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